Hiatus… again.

So it’s fairly obvious that I haven’t been finding the time to blog recently. There have been a number of factors contributing to this, but the main reason is simply that I’m too gosh-darn busy to write about the things I want to and I’m struggling to force myself to half-ass any more posts just for the sake of doing something.

I spent last month doing a very… simplistic daily comic, and it was pretty enjoyable for the most part, but it also sucked up what little spare time I had. Now that college is getting closer, I’ve really had to knuckle down and focus on getting the last of my paperwork dealt with, and packing all my stuff. So when I do have spare time I really just want to spend it recuperating my energies, not spending them.

I’ve therefore decided to commit to not committing. I’ll be staying away from blogging for the rest of August (unless I feel exceptionally inspired or energized) and will return to it in September in a more limited capacity. The idea being that I’ll do one post a week (probably on a Saturday) and in doing so I’ll give myself more time to plan/research my posts – thereby allowing me to create more interesting/well-written content that will in turn motivate me to continue (I mean, in theory at least…)

Not exactly expecting anybody to weep over my absence, but I figured I’d at least acknowledge it… for my own sake if nothing else.

Well, see you in September then! 🙂 x

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More work to do.

So… I think I’ve got all my application stuff sorted now. At least, as close to being sorted as I’m able to get it. Now I’ve just got to wait and hope that when the time comes I filled in all the forms right and there are no problems waiting to surprise me down the line.

Been incredibly stressed about my SAAS application in particular, due to the fact that it updates so slowly. However, after sending what felt like a hundred e-mails, I finally got a reply that more or less put me at ease, telling me that I’ve sent everything they think I need to, and that it’d take a while for things to process (so I’ll just have to wait).

Now my main worry is just getting my house ready for leaving, and packing everything I’ll be taking with me – and I have no idea where to start in that regard. I mean, should I take my all my books, or just some? What should I do with the ones I don’t take? Store them? Donate them? Trash them? And I’ve no idea how I’m going to deal with all my furniture yet either… *sigh*.

A part of me is tempted to just dump/donate everything I can’t/don’t want to take with me… but I feel like that’s probably a quite short-sighted way to go about things. I’ve got two months to work it out anyway, so I guess there’s no serious rush yet. I’ll just need to take my time and make sure I don’t throw out anything I’ll regret, or take a bunch of things with me that I don’t need…

And here was me thinking that once I had finished my applications I’d be able to relax…

General Update

So, yeah… it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, huh? I guess the downside (or at least, one of the many downsides) to having such a minimal readership is that it doesn’t really motivate you. On the plus side, it also means I can neglect my “duties” for a while without anyone (besides myself) really caring. Bright sides.

Not entirely sure why it’s taken me so long to post something. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while, but every time I set aside the time something came up, and I ended up either losing my motivation, or just plain forgetting. Not really much of an excuse, but it’s all I got. Well, actually I can blame the last three week’s lack of posts on awkward shift placement at work… but that still only covers about half of the time…

Generally speaking I haven’t really done much of anything this month. I’ve been going through one of my “downer” periods, where I just seem to sleepwalk through life… but at least I’m aware of it now, so hopefully I’ll be able to start moving past it soon, and being a bit more productive again. The fact that I came down with a cold/the flu right around the time of this realization, however, is proving to put a bit of a spanner in those works right now, but I’ll probably be feeling better in a couple of days (I’m back at work tomorrow, so I’ll probably be fine by then, as my body has an irritating habit of recovering whenever an obligation rears it’s head).

Nonetheless, while this month hasn’t been great by any stretch of the imagination, at least it hasn’t sucked (I mean, I’m not exactly ecstatic about this cold/flu, but at least it’s not anything worse), and I’ve made a certain degree of progress in this game we call life (i.e- I’ve rearranged my living room and had some old furniture removed, after months of waiting), so it’s not been a complete failure on my part, either. I still have eight days left, so assuming this cold/flu (I can never tell the difference) doesn’t overstay it’s welcome, I’ll probably manage to get a bit more done around the house. Or y’know, I might just sit around and play video games. Guess we’ll see…

MERRY (BELATED) CHRISTMAS

So, this is a little later than I intended, but I wanted to wish everyone a Merry X’mas. Last year I was pretty busy, but it didn’t really prepare me or how busy I was going to be this year… so it’s safe to say I haven’t managed to get quite as much done during December as I had originally planned. Nonetheless, it’s been (more or less) a good month – Santa was good to me this year, and with extra hours comes extra money… so I’m definitely better off now than I was at the beginning of the month (which goes without saying to an extent…).

Looking on to 2016, I’m spending this last week planning as opposed to acting, using the age-old “New Years Resolution” excuse to put things off just a little bit longer. My hope being that by putting a little more thought into the hows and whys of what I’m doing, my chances of succeeding will be higher. Generally speaking, I’ve got the usual changes planned (quit smoking, lose weight, etc), but there are also a few other things in the pipeline that I’ve been putting off for to long. So, once New Year starts I’m going to be making some serious attempts to be more productive, and consistent – in the hopes that I’ll finally get to where I’ve been going.

So, in retrospect, I wish you all a late Merry Christmas, and an early Happy New Year! Hopefully 2016 will bring good things to all of you. 😀

KID CHAMELEON | HIATUS

So, this should have been obvious to me but I’m actually going to be incredibly busy over December, with Christmas and all. As a result blog posts are going to be a lot more sporadic than I had originally intended them to be during this time… but it can’t really be helped. Things will settle back to normality, or some form thereof, once January comes around – and work becomes more relaxed again – so I’ve decided to focus more on planning decent posts for then than rushing half-assed posts out every day just for the sake of it. I will most likely post a few things up this month, but there won’t be as much as usual, as what little time I do have to myself right now I would like to use relax. Nonetheless, I will be floating around here every now and again, and I will be back in January with a new posting schedule, as I re-establish my priorities in regards to this blog, and what I intend to do with it.

Anyway, just in case I do find myself too busy to post beforehand, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great time, and enjoy the season to it’s fullest 🙂 x

KID CHAMELEON | FIGHTING FANTASY DIGEST

So, I wrote a post recently about the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. It wasn’t particularly in-depth – being more about my experience with the books, rather than being about the books themselves – but it got the job done. As with the majority of the content on this blog, it wasn’t really written with the expectation of people actually reading it… so I was surprised to discover the next day that it had been featured in the Fighting Fantasy digest. At first I was frustrated that my content was being shared without my consent – as I only discovered it due to a mention on twitter, announcing that I had “contributed” – but eventually I decided to just take it as a good thing. After all, at least I got credit for it, which is more than some people get out there. So, I just thought I’d do a little post about it – after all, being featured sent readers my way, so it’s only fair that I attempt to do the same. So, if you read my post about Fighting Fantasy, and enjoyed it, feel free to follow the link below for more content of that kind. If you’re a fan of Fighting Fantasy, I’m sure that you’ll find plenty of things there that will pique your interests.

Fighting Fantasy Digest – 28/11/2014

 

 

KID CHAMELEON | SKYLAR KERGIL

I don’t spend as much time on YouTube as I used to, or – perhaps more accurately – I don’t spend as much time watching vloggers. However, I stumbled upon SkylarkEleven (A.K.A – Skylar Kergil) recently, and I’ve found his videos incredibly refreshing. A trans activist, musician and poet, Kergil documented his transition from female to male in an incredibly honest, and revealing, way, and he has created many videos which help to enlighten the uninformed, and aid trans individuals in dealing with the various struggles they may have to face. I’ve always considered myself an egalitarian individual, but sadly the struggles of trans people was something I had a very limited understanding of. Of course I empathized, but as I had never experienced it myself, it was something I was always rather ignorant of. I had a general understanding of the more obvious “issues”, but due to the fact that I’d had no contact with the trans community, and never knew any openly trans individuals, I’ve always been a little “presumptuous” – and I’m glad I came across Kergil’s videos because they have helped to open my eyes, and expanded my understanding of the LGBTQ community beyond my previous limits. I recommend visiting “SkylarkEleven” on YouTube, not just for the aforementioned reasoning, but also because he’s a pretty kick-ass singer and poet. So, if for some crazy reason you don’t want to broaden your horizons, at least give his music a listen, and see what you think! 🙂